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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
United States v. Jones
Citation:565 U.S. 400 (2012)
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Jones (Respondent) was charged with drug conspiracy offenses after government investigators placed a GPS tracking device on his vehicle. At trial, the government presented evidence using data from the GPS device, which monitored his vehicle’s movement on public streets and eventually led investigators to the conspirators’ stash house of drugs. He was convicted by a jury. The D.C. Court of Appeals reversed on the basis that the evidence obtained by the tracking device violated the Fourth Amendment.
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